Had a blast working with @basik1. We began by each drawing half of a composition, passing it off, and finishing each other's drawings. I've never had the opportunity to make art with another graphic designer in this way before. It was daunting at first, but turned fun fast. It was a great way to learn from each other, and design some pages for Mike Giant's #artnight zine.
Mike Giant's #artnight zine #11
Our combined drawings in layout for the zine pages.
BASIK1's process with tracing paper over my drawings.
My process with tracing paper over his drawings. Making ink drawings to scan, and combine for full compositions.
This is daunting and exciting. I've decided to launch my own trademark called Son of Scorpio. This artist owned brand will be one to supply dry goods and sensibilities to those who resonate with them. Here are some graphics I've been working on.
I've been working on some larger drawings. This one is 22"x28".
A new illustration, inspired by "Within You Without You".
Motivation. I keep hearing from artists with a daily practice, "just sit down and start, make decisions along the way". It's helped me experiment more and not be afraid to try something new.
Finished up these commissioned, feather and lotus designs for tattoo.
A new drawing.
A new drawing.
I was recently commissioned to design tattoos that represent freedom and love.
A new illustration celebrating Colorado.
Like every Wednesday, it was a special art night hosted by Mike Giant. Except last night, Mike pulled out his old books and showed us the very first sketches and graphics he designed for Think Skateboards in the early 90's, and collages made later with his graffiti writing. I only took a couple of photos as I sunk into Mike's memories. But, I do remember someone asking him, "Do you still write graffiti and he said, "not really any more, I killed the game".
A new illustration, representing energy and health.
A new illustration I made today, celebrating Colorado's mountain grown.
Here's my process from sketch to new design that I drew, and digitized.
I've been working on new styles and techniques for my illustration offerings. Here's a new study based on some manga art. I call it, Full Moon Hugs.
I was recently commissioned to design a tattoo based on a scorpion, Air Force logo.
Every Wednesday night in Boulder, CO. the always inspiring, Mike Giant hosts art night, and some incredible people show up. Some of these open studios are dedicated to making zines, with everyone contributing art to fill the pages.
Here are some spreads that my art appeared on last week. The zine took on a life of its own, and ended up being 40 pages. Too much fun!
Photos by Mike Giant